It’s easy to be considered a misandrist when men are socialized to feel entitled...– (via angrywomanistcritic) annnnnnd BOOM (via stfuhypocrisy)
Obese heart patients 'do better' →
Obese cardiac patients are less likely to die early than their normal weight counterparts, say researchers. … They found that, as with other studies, patients with cardiovascular disease who were obese or overweight were less likely to die over the next seven years than people of a normal weight who had the condition.
Academic Men Explain Things to Me: Male undergrad... →
mansplained: I was presenting recently at a philosophy conference called Philopolis in Montreal. It’s a fairly new conference, bilingual, includes participation by all 4 universities in Montreal, -UQAM, UdeM, McGill and Concordia- completely volunteer-run , but nonetheless,this year they managed to get…
With regard to abortion. I accept my church’s opinion - position - on abortion....– Joe Biden (via shmegeh)
16 Quotes From Tony Abbott to Remind You Why He... →
theagevsheraldsun: winifredjay: On immigration: 1. ‘Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.’ 2. ‘These people aren’t so much seeking asylum, they’re seeking permanent residency. If they were happy with temporary protection visas, then they might be able to argue better that they were asylum seekers’ On rights at work: ...
Me: Hey, that word is an oppressive slur, it's really not ok to use it
Sensible people: Sorry, I didn't realise. I'll use another word because I'm not a dick.
Me: Hey, that word is an oppressive slur, it's really not ok to use it
Most people: FUCK YOU I'LL SAY WHAT I WANT YOU CAN'T CENSOR ME YOU BIG SJ BITCH FUCK YOU THIS IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH NOT MY PROBLEM IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HAHAHAHA I'M A FUCKING BADASS
Me: ...are you five?
As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in...– Sady Doyle “Birth of the Uncool” (via paleotrees)
Tangerina: Hell Pizza and Wellington Rape Crisis →
coleytangerina: After giving someone free pizza for admitting to sexually assaulting their friend, Hell Pizza has decided to offer to fund the struggling Wellington Rape Crisis service. This is an AWFUL position for the agency to be in, and it shows the privilege that wealthy companies have. While it might…
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put...– -Audre Lorde (via loveyourchaos) Always reblog (via stronglywrong)
Finding different ways to have a voice.: I should... →
goodhaki: I have thought alot about privilege, all my life. I never called it that, but I guess that is what it is when all is said and done. I was born to a very young mother, and an older father. We had a nice house, a swimming pool, nice cars. We even had a very large yacht. After the yacht, there was a… With variations, so much of this is my story too. Not so much the yacht and the...
Validity of claims made in weight management... →
friendofmarilyn: Conclusion - “Dietetic literature on weight management fails to meet the standards of evidence based medicine. Research in the field is characterised by speculative claims that fail to accurately represent the available data. There is a corresponding lack of debate on the ethical implications of continuing to promote ineffective treatment regimes and little research into...
A fairy tale
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl, “Will you marry me?” The girl said, “No!” And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, had sex with whomever she pleased… did whatever the hell she wanted, never argued, travelled more, had many boyfriends, saved more money, had all the...
I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age,...– Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via florida-uterati) This was why my 5th Form English teacher giving us Anne McCaffrey’s “Dragonflight” to read was a truly radical act. (via picklemethis)
Why should it be up to me to do all the heavy...
Man: *says something sexist*
Me: "Don't let him get away with saying that. Do something!"
Woman: "I'd have to care enough to do something about it."
Me: *facepalm, sigh*
Controlling Maori reproduction →
It’s contrary to Maori values to have the government interfere in matters of the whanau. The whanau, as the Maori Party often says, is an autonomous unit and, on my understanding of the values of our people, should be free from undue interference and influence from outsiders – read the government. Also, and more importantly, issues of over-fertility are not viewed as a problem in Te Ao Maori - its...
PickleMeThis: Free birth control! (but only if... →
picklemethis: New Zealand’s women hating continues as the government announces access to free contraception. Sounds great! Ah, but only a) if you’re female b) if you’re on the DPB c) certain long-term contraceptives. I’m so incensed I can barely think straight, so here are some links to immediate reactions…
Diane Revoluta: Something is rotten in the state... →
dianerevoluta: Yesterday somewhere between 2000-5000 people marched in Wellington against the government’s plans to partially sell state assets. This followed a similar sized march in Auckland last weekend and a week-long hikoi starting in Cape Reinga. After last year’s record low voter turn out, it would seem…
There are the occasions that men—intellectual men, clever men, engaged...– Melissa McEwan, of course, on the terrible bargain. (via albinwonderland)
Wasikowska has her mother’s surname, as do her two siblings; older sister Jess, younger brother Kai. She says she doesn’t know why, but when I ask if her mother’s a feminist, she replies, “Well, yeah,” in a tone that implies, “Well, duh”. “I would hope everyone would be a feminist,” she continues. “Feminism is just about equality, really,...
“When you get to wherever it is you decided to be instead of here, and you open your suitcase, you will find that the things that you most wanted to leave have followed you. “ Tracy Crisp: In answer to your query
Because the victim is responsible for not being...
“Women should not be walking home alone in hours of darkness. You just have such vulnerability then.” Source: Attack prompts police warning So how, pray tell, is a woman to get home then? By teleporting?
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.– Zora Neale Hurston (via funkchunk) POWERFUL QUOTE. (via she-hulk-smash) That’s why the firstthing they try to do is make it seem like you are (via blackamazon)
Quotas for men
“We have excluded women for 1,000 years,” she said, with a smile. “So we have already had quotas — it’s just that they were for men.” Getting women into boardrooms, by law
Am I arguing that girls and women shouldn’t be held responsible for their...– Emily Maguire, Princesses & Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity (via beautythatmoves)
What’s the worst thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now. You’re...– Full frontal feminism: a young women’s guide to why feminism matters by Jessica Valenti (via dumbledoreisabamf)
Oh! One More Thing from SassMaster Deane: Is It... →
sassmasterdeane: 99% of rapes are committed by men. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in 2001 which found that 20% of adolescent girls were physically or sexually abused by a date. Studies show that 15 to 38% of women and 5 to 16% of men experienced some form of sexual abuse…
Just not with you, Sunshine
Sex may be exactly what she wants, just not with you, Sunshine. You still have to get consent. From A Bee of a Certain Age